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  •  As a very old, very cranky user (10+ / 0-)

    I can give you a couple of good reasons.

    If you fancy yourself a writer, then in order to write diaries you have to join.  And if you work on your writing skills and you're a good writer then you're going to get noticed, either by regular users or by the Rescue Rangers.  Of course, if you're a pro just looking to spam for an organization or a pro looking to get attention, then you won't get Ranger attention, although if you might catch the eye of someone.  But if you're just a Regular Joe and you have a knack for writing, then you're just what the Rangers are looking for.  It's all about good writing and being unknown/not getting enough eyes for the Rangers.

    If you don't fancy yourself a writer but you've been looking for like-minded people, then joining means you can comment and commenting will make you feel part of the community.  Of course you can't come out of the box swinging or you'll get slapped down, but the cautious newbie will be welcomed.

    And the groups thing opens even more possibilities to find like minds.  Joining DK and then getting in a group would be a great way to build a sense of community.

    Okay, the very old, very cranky user will back out now and let the newbies talk now.

    "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." Ernest Hemingway

    by Got a Grip on Sat Mar 12, 2011 at 07:43:35 PM PST

    •  thanks for the reply Got a Grip (9+ / 0-)


      "in Order to form a more perfect Union"
      Basta de Guerra. No más. Enough War. No more.

      by Angie in WA State on Sat Mar 12, 2011 at 07:54:35 PM PST

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    •  I'm one of those big fans of groups (1+ / 0-)
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      Angie in WA State

      That's been a great addition IMO.  I do wish it were easier to find the groups and figure out how to follow them.  I've read plenty of comments from people not knowing how to do these things.  Would that there were search functionality for Groups.

      I've been registered here sine 2004, spent little time here as I was mostly on Smirking Chimp but when the owner over there decided to drive most of his bloggers away, I eventually came over here.  

      I had never written a diary until a few weeks ago and that was because I had become a contributor to a group whose commenters were interested in genealogy and family history as am I.  

      I joined back in 2004 because I had always been political and George Dubya was making me crazy.  I needed an outlet. I'm still being driven crazy.  Who'da thunk it?

      Oh sure. Whenever I face a budget crisis the first thing I do is ask my employer to cut my salary.

      by figbash on Sun Mar 13, 2011 at 06:37:30 AM PDT

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